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5.5 /6 Wonderful 479 Reviews

Red Onion

City Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About Red Onion

Offering a superlative dining experience in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant dedicated to contemporary Scottish cuisine. Started in 2005 by chef and restaurateur John Quigley and his wife Gillian, Red Onion was opened as an alternative to the stuffy gourmet restaurants that have become the norm in recent years, instead providing a space that’s casual yet stylish, with food that’s at the very top of its class. Found on West Campbell Street, Red Onion is an ideal spot for pre-theatre dining. Booking ahead is essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Red Onion, 257 West Campbell Street, G2 4TT Glasgow

Further Information

What separates Red Onion from other gourmet restaurants isn’t only its charmingly casual setting, it’s also the way the kitchen manages to take classic Scottish cuisine and elevate its flavours to near holy levels. Using regional produce and creating all of their dishes from scratch, chef Quigley and his team offer a refreshing approach to gourmet dining that’s unparalleled in the city centre. The calm, casual dining space at Red Onion only helps to further enhance guests’ focus on the most important aspect of dining: the food.

If this West Campbell Street restaurant’s relaxed vibe doesn’t win you over right away, the cuisine certainly will. Featuring a wide range of menus – pre-theatre, a la carte, vegan, gluten-free and more – plus an impressive wine selection, Red Onion sets the bar high for contemporary Scottish dining in the city centre. Fans of seafood will delight in dishes like the roast shellfish spaghetti with lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops and lemon, the grilled seabass fillet with rosti potato, crisp baby gem, avocado and Caesar dressing, and the fresh fish and chips, while vegetarians will rave about the bean burger with tomato hummus, the wild mushroom risotto with rocket and the spaghetti with vegan meatballs. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a restaurant in the city centre. Book today to avoid a wait.

View Taste our Best Menu

A delicious 5 course tasting menu highlighting Red Onion’s most celebrated and loved dishes. Chef/patron John Quigley and his team will prepare, cook and present 5 glorious tasting courses featuring the finest, freshand seasonal Scottish produce each one demonstrating Red Onion's winning signature style.


479 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 479 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 23:25

Nice atmosphere great food prep theatre was good value for money. Staff were friendly and very attentive. All in all a very good experience, will be back.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 10:31

Great food, great service and great night! We will be back soon and I would highly recommend. Central location in Glasgow and handy for theatres as well.

1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 18:46

The food was exceptional and very good value. The pre theatre menu offered variety and the portion sizes were generous too. I will definitely be back soon.

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 22:29

The staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome. The restaurant is cosy. It's not a vast menu but the food is well cooked and tasty.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 11:52

The Staff were excellent, polite and willing to listen. Food delicious Extremely good value for money Would def recommend to anyone looking for quality food and service

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 11:20

Delicious food, lively atmosphere and great service. A chat with John Quigley himself went down a treat with my mum whose birthday we were celebrating. Thoroughly recommended.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2016 20:00

Fantastic service - could get used to being called "Mam"! Reasonable choice of food on set menu. Each dish was pretty tasty. Overall a lovely meal out.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 08:51

An excellent menu....from vegan to steaks, catering for all. The food was fantastic, the staff friendly, the restaurant smart. We had a lovely , leisurely lunch.Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 07:24

Delicious. Loved the vegan menu. Pumpkin ravioli and ratatouille were excellent. Very high quality and quite reasonable value. Atmosphere was nice, not crowded on a Thursday night.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 09:18

This was my first visit. The food was excellent; the staff were polite, helpful and attentive. I would return here again and would happily recommend to others.

1 review so far 5
26.06.2016 20:13

Really nice food and service. My family of 6 all enjoyed their meals and would definitely go back. Catered for my vegan diet which was also a plus! Thumbs up from me!

1 review so far 5
27.09.2016 10:27

This was our first time here and so came with an open mind. Very impressed. Menu varied and something for everyone. Friendly staff and pleasant surroundings. Nice decor. Would return and recommend.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 14:37

Excellent food, service and atmosphere, well priced for the quality of food, good to see the chef talking to the customers will be back, highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
18.03.2017 17:53

Really great food, staff and atmosphere. Great vegan menu, and the wine was also good. The service was brilliant too 😊 Will definitely be back 😊

2 reviews so far 6
27.12.2016 11:08

Friendly staff, nice decor and good food. Convenient location and good value for money with the pre-theatre menu. Will definitely be back in the New Year.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 20:41

Great meal and wonderful service. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Would recommend the pork dish with chorizo. Delicious. Others diners would also Dec the steak.

1 review so far 6
07.04.2017 08:01

Excellent food - the quality is superb. The staff are both friendly and very attentive although the restaurant was as usual busy for early Thursday evening.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2017 11:02

Lovely meal and great choice on menu. Fresh, great portions and friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Booking essential. Certainly will be visiting again in the future.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 23:06

Nicely cooked ànd presented food. The service was very quick and the waiters were very courteous I had French onion soup followed by pork then cheese.

2 reviews so far 6
25.03.2017 01:40

Lovely staff, excellent service, good value pre theatre menu and delicious food in city centre location. What more can you ask for! Will definitely be back!

2 reviews so far 6
10.12.2016 08:55

Superb meal with lovely fresh scottish ingredients. Service great and staff very attentive throughout even though restaurant very busy with Christmas party night. Great atmosphere :-)

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 17:33

First time visiting. Great Service by Saskia served with an amazing lunch. Could not be happier. Would recommend to anyone & will definitely be revisiting soon!

1 review so far 6
02.12.2016 23:12

The food was really nice and the set menu was good value. Pate, steak and then chocolate brownie - really tasty. Nice environment, with cosy fire.

1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 07:55

First class head chef came to say hello spent time with clients top man food great and great price and waiting staff very pleasant and helpful

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 19:26

The perfect pre theatre dinner. Fantastic meal and wonderful service. I would thoroughly recommend the Ref Onion in Glasgow. Great location for all things central Glasgow

1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 11:46

Good service, pleasant atmosphere, excellent food, great value for money. Visited for lunch but would definitely return and sample the delicious range on the dinner menu

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 20:26

Reasonable choice of food on the 2/3 course lunch menu. It is lovely food at a really good price. The staff are very welcoming and friendly.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 09:11

Excellent service and a fantastic range of delicious food including vegan and gluten free options! Awesome atmosphere in the restaurant too, we all absolutely loved it!

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 23:29

The food was superb, as always, and the staff this evening were very attentive and on the ball. A lovely experience. We will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 08:02

Staff were very helpful the meal was absolutely delicious were' looking forward to going back really enjoyed my evening and would recommend it to our friends

1 review so far 6
29.04.2017 21:07

Enjoyed lunch the staff are friendly and the meals are lovely, very comfortable and popular restaurant would recommend a visit, will visit again with friends soon.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 12:23

Great food,great service even on a busy Friday night. Pre theatre menu well priced with excellent choices. Will definitely be returning to this great restaurant soon.

2 reviews so far 5
25.05.2016 15:52

Lovely staff, nice atmosphere. We enjoyed our dinner. Duck very well cooked with well-balanced sauce. Steak nice as well. We thoroughly enjoyed the scallop starter with chorizo. Would definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
25.12.2016 11:39

The waitress was very nice , friendly and helpful . I loved the fact that they adapted the lunch menu for my dietary needs . Lovely find and will return .

1 review so far 5
12.07.2016 19:31

The food was fantastic. Full of flavour and beautifully cooked. The place was really busy but we were served in a timely manner. Not cheap but it is worth the money!

1 review so far 3
11.08.2016 08:17

It wasn't as good as expected, main courses were okay but nothing special, the gluten free crumble was a total joke, the "crumble" was smashed up ginger biscuits as found in supermarket. The results were therefore too pricey for what it was, which was a real shame. We wouldn't go back

2 reviews so far 6
29.07.2016 06:13

Exceptional service and food. Invited a group of 25 guests who enjoyed your food, wine & exceptional service. Jo Taylor Tour Manager Captain's Choice Australia

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 22:52

Great food, great atmosphere. We had a pre-theatre dinner (although it was post-theatre in our case) and the service was excellent - courteous and efficient. I would definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 20:53

Pre-theatre deal ..food superb, service really good , beautiful surroundings and great wine. Incredibly good value for high class food. We will definitely be back.

2 reviews so far 6
22.02.2017 08:26

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Prompt service and warm welcome were much appreciated by all. We will definitely return. The goat's cheese salad was delicious.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2016 19:08

Always a delight; doesn't pretend to be Michelin, just does what it does well and has a delightful staff that will brighten your day. service

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 10:29

As ever, exceptionally good value. Good atmosphere & it was nice to meet John Quigley ! The service was a wee bit slower than usual but still a great night.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 08:46

Excellent cooked fresh food. Good service. Definitely worth a try for any visitors to Glasgow. Especially liked the Onion Soup. Also liked the local beer

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 17:00

First class service and first class food. Nice surroundings especially the open fire which made the restaurant feel welcoming. Very handy to shopping area generally.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 09:39

Fabulous food, great waiting staff and great value for money in a very relaxing setting. Highly recommend a visit and it will blow you away

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 20:56

As ever- food was excellent and the staff were lovely. Nice lunch for Mother's Day with a glass of fizz. Very good value. Always reliable.

2 reviews so far 6
03.04.2017 22:25

Very good experience overall!! Easy booking online, menu as expected - varied incl veggie options. Good portions and high quality. Very good value. Super service!

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 07:45

Great meal however we got a seat at the front door which was very drafty, waiter was a bit intrusive and asked at least four times if wanted more drinks

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 07:26

Excellent food and great gluten free menu. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable regarding coeliac. Not often you get such a great choice of gluten free.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 08:13

Attentive staff and very tasty food. A birthday occasion and we were able to bring our own birthday cake which was good due to various food intolerances in our group.